Saturday, October 06, 2007

Sometimes, Numbers Tell the Story

Some especially telling statistics from the October Harper's Index:

· Percentage change since 2004 in U.S. immigration to Canada: +46
· Total amount that U.S. Catholic dioceses have paid out since 2002 in child sex-abuse settlements: $1.073 billion
· Number of escort services and McDonald's restaurants, respectively, in Washington, D.C.: 26 & 23

In the same issue, Cleveland Councilman Mike Polensek's infamous letter to Arsenio Winston is reprinted in its entirety, under the derisive headline "Constituent Outreach." Last week, Winston pled guilty to drug trafficking.


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